Ban and tax our way out of obesity - top doctor
The outgoing chief medical officer warns ministers will fail on obesity unless they take bold action.
Dr David Unwin
Ban and tax our way out of obesity - top doctor advises. Go Dame Sally! Reduce advertising while increasing the taxes on junk food -save our kids! Be brave!
BBC Radio 4 Today
The rise of child obesity "is a failure of our society we have had creeping up on us". Ex-chief medical officer for England Dame Sally Davies says "a flood of unhealthy food and drink advertising" is partly to blame #r4today
Professor Tim Lang
report by English chief medical officer is right to urge policy-makers to be bold. Full range of policy measures is needed if any country is to reduce mass obesity. Slowly we’re realising we must climb up the Nuffield ladder of interventions.
Bold and wide-reaching measures to tackle obesogenic environments...at last! The usual "nanny state" accusations/pushback will be inevitable...but it needs to be countered (we control access to tobacco and alcohol which cause less damage).
Giving my baby a bit of banana on the bus can be a godsend. Public transport ban is not the solution “Obesity: Ban snacking on public transport, top doctor says - BBC News”
20% increase over a single generation....time to tackle the obesity crisis affecting children in the UK? - Obesity: Ban snacking on public transport, top doctor says
Ban snacking on public transport, top doctor says
#UK Chief Medical Officer issues report with series of bold recommendations to tackle #Obesity - need a social movement to put pressure on government to implement them.
Food ban on local public transport, advertising ban on unhealthy food - Dame Sally Davies on anti-obesity policies
How unhealthy has the food environment become for UK children? This unhealthy. Government and businesses need to do much more. Kids and their families are suffering.
Obesity: Ban snacking on public transport, top ENG doctor
#Obesity crisis Treat #sugar like #tobacco says #CMO
#Price hikes #PlainPacks #AdBans
#Obesity: Ban snacking on public transport, top doctor says